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Happy Cinco de Mayo From Joan Rivers!

That little piñata and the TV Land-stamped gold foil chocolates inside are the most fun thing that has popped up in the TVScreener.com mail so far this week. The festive package included the postcard with the sombrero-ed Joan Rivers wishing a Happy Cinco de Mayo, since today also marks the second season premiere of her TV Land series How’d You Get So Rich? (10PM ET).

“Hola, Sweetie,” writes the comedienne. “I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Mexican army’s victory in the 1862 Battle of Puebla than by beating the crap out of this piñata, and watching the season premiere of my show, How’d You Get So Rich?” …

Hmmm, so that’s what Cinco de Mayo is all about …

Anyhoo, the second season of the series, which finds hostess Rivers pulling back the curtain on wealthy entrepreneurs and how they made their fortunes (and the decadent lifestyles they’re enjoying because of the cash), will include segments on John Paul DeJoria (the Paul Mitchell hair products dude) and the owner of the Patrón tequila company (who, spoiler alert, is the same guy!), Mrs. Fields (of mall cookie shop fame) and Donald Trump, who Rivers interviews in tonight’s premiere. Ever wonder how much cash The Donald carries in his wallet? Celebrity Apprentice winner Rivers finds out.

Among this season’s other profilees: three billionaires who, once upon a time, didn’t even have indoor plumbing; a Brooklyn ninth-grade dropout who makes $30 million a year with his doggie Wee Wee Pads; a hard partying guy who was once fired from McDonalds and later turned a pithy bit of advice from his father into a $100 million fortune as a sales expert and motivational speaker; the inventor of the Chia Pet and The Clapper; and Rivers herself, who has sold more than $750 million of her beauty products and jewelry on QVC.

Channel Surfing – August 4

All the tube news that’s fit to surf …

Guiding Light is a lame duck, and now a CBS honcho says As the World Turns may be next on the network’s daytime hit list.

– Gotta love that Joan Rivers, whose new show How’d You Get So Rich?, premieres on TV Land tomorrow, still doesn’t censor herself. And I agree with her; Chelsea Handler is not funny.

Who’s the Boss and Charmed star Alyssa Milano is headed back to TV in the ABC midseason series Romantically Challenged. The comedy stars Milano as a woman who has to compete with her boyfriend’s best friend for his attention.

– Turns out Screech, a.k.a. Dustin Diamond, didn’t decide to bail on People magazine’s Saved by the Bell cover shoot; he was banned.

– One of the many signs that the reality TV genre needs some freshening up: E!’s latest reality show is a fake reality show called Reality Hell.

– Another sign: No one is watching The T.O. Show on VH1. Okay, correction: The number of people watching The T.O. Show is roughly the same number of people watching a 5AM airing of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on Nick at Nite.

– Emmy Awards producer Don Mischer ‘fessed up that the annual TV award show is in danger of becoming irrelevant, as viewers are turned off by the fact that the shows most of them watch aren’t generally represented among Emmy winners. Good thing they have fan fave Neil Patrick Harris hosting this year.

Bethenny Frankel confirms she’s returning for the next season of Real Housewives of New York City. Meanwhile, the Real Housewives franchise’s Atlanta season two premiere was the highest-rated in the show’s history.

Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath says Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson inspired him to write a song called “She’s Got the (Woo-Hoo!).”.

– And tonight in primetime:

Tom Green and J. Peterman (John O’Hurley) are dinner guests on Hell’s Kitchen (8PM ET, Fox)
– Kat joins shop class on 10 Things I Hate About You (8PM, ABC Family)
– A green record label is among the topics discussed on the third season premiere of Big Ideas for a Small Planet (8PM, Sundance)
– It’s the season finale of The Superstars on ABC (8PM)
– Ruby has car problems on Ruby and the Rockits (8:30PM, ABC Family)
– The Power of Veto competition unfolds on Big Brother (9PM, CBS)
– Luke takes one of his bachelorettes to Vegas on More to Love (9PM, Fox)
Chuck sister Sarah Lancaster guest stars on Hawthorne (9PM, TNT)
– Former NBA-er Brandon Williams gets a garage makeover on Man Caves (9PM, DIY Network)
Shark Week continues on the Discovery Channel with Sharkbite Summer (9PM)
Stargate: AtlantisJoe Flanigan guests on Warehouse 13 (9PM, SyFy)
– Jessie and PC have (another) fight on NYC Prep (9PM, Bravo)
– Paris chooses her new sidekick on the season finale of Paris Hilton’s My BFF (10PM, MTV)
– New Saving Grace on TNT (10PM)
– William tries to help a surgeon who insists he performs better under the influence on The Cleaner (10PM, A&E)
– Work comes between Maria and Ariel on Miami Social (10PM, Bravo)
Maura Tierney begins a guest stint as Tommy’s new fling on Rescue Me (10PM, FX)
Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood ends season four (10PM, Oxygen) with Stella’s birthday party and the hope that Granny Spelling will show up
– Oxygen also has the just-after-primetime premiere of Addicted to Beauty (11PM), which follows the shenanigans of an L.A. spa

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